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evon is covered by Dartmoor National Park in the south and Exmoor National Park in the north. The county is rich in prehistoric monuments, and traces of Bronze Age hut circles can be found on Dartmoor.Click Here For a List of Links to Inns with Websites

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Barn Owl Inn

Aller Mills, Kingkerswell, Devon, TQ12 5AN  Tel: 01803 872130
Back to top MAP Barn Owl Home Page Email the Barn Owl 6 Rooms Real Fire Well Behaved Dogs Welcome
16th Century former farmhouse located off the A380 Newton Abbot to Torquay road with a warm welcome and an old English feel. Flagstone floors, oak panelling and inglenook fireplaces are complimented by good food and cask ales.

The Cleave

Lustleigh, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9TJ  Tel: 01803 277223
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The CleaveThe Cleave15th Century thatched inn located in a delightful village serving a range of traditional ales and good food

Church House Inn

Church Walk, Stoke Gabriel, Devon, TQ9 6SD  Tel: 01803 782384
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Church House InnDelightful village inn located close to the Dart Estuary and just 3 miles from Torbay.

Church House Inn

Harberton, Devon, TQ9 7SF  Tel: 01803 863707
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Church House InnLovely 13th Century heavily beamed inn, originally constructed to house the Masons who built the adjacent village church. Signposted from the A381 Totnes to Kingsbridge road, the Church House serves excellent cask ales and wonderful food.

Churston Court Inn

Churston, Near Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0JE  Tel: 01803 842186
Back to top MAP Churston Court Home Page Email Churston Court 18 Rooms Excellent food Excellent Cask Ales Real Fires Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Very Comfortable South West Coastal Path Grade 1 Listed Building Short walk to the Sea Highly Recommended
915.jpg (25570 bytes)915b.jpg (23302 bytes)Fabulous 11th Century Saxon Manor nestling next to Old Churston Church which boasts inglenook fireplaces and walls completely covered in original portraits. Churston Court is a profusion of oak and stone with walls leaning in all directions. The wonder of walking into such a glorious building is matched by well kept ales, a good wine list and excellent food including fish delivered daily from nearby Brixham harbour.

Cott Inn

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6HE  Tel: 01621 863777
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Cott InnLongest single thatched roof in DevonLicensed since 1320, the Cott is a lovely inn with the longest single thatched roof in Devon. Located in a delightful village and serving superb food and good ales.

Crown & Sceptre

Newton St. Cyres, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5DA  Tel: 01229 851278
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Thatched inn approximately 4 miles from Exeter. Good food and ale.

Drewe Arms

Broadhembury, Honiton, Devon, EX14 3NF Tel: 01404 841267
Back to top MAP Great Seafood Excellent Cask Ales CAMRA Listed Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Wheelchair Access M5 J28
692.JPG (29793 bytes)15th Century thatched cottage, warmed by a large log fire and filled with carved walking sticks, farming implements, and an eel-catcher's basket hung from the ceiling. Excellent food including some superb fish specialities, real ales and a top class wine list make the Drewe Arms well worth a visit.

Durant Arms

Ashprington, Devon, TQ9 7UP  Tel: 01803 732240
Back to top MAP Accommodation Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Close to the River Dart
Durant ArmsLovely 18th Century village inn serving excellent food and cask ales.

Exmoor Sandpiper

A39 Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE  Tel: 01598 741263
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ExmoorExcellent location overlooking Lynmouth Bay. Great when you've just walked 14 miles of the North Devon Coastal Path !

Ferry Inn

The Ferry Steps, Fore Street, Salcombe, Devon , TQ8 8JE Tel: 01548 844000
Back to top MAP Children Welcome Wonderful Estuary Views South West Coastal Path In the Salcombe Estuary !
912.jpg (27390 bytes)912b.jpg (15096 bytes)Not the prettiest pub in the country but what a location. The Ferry serves good ales and wholesome food including as you'd expect, fresh local crab sandwiches. Busy with holidaymakers, the Ferry is located as its' name suggests - next to the passenger ferry which crosses the estuary. In sunny weather, the location is glorious.

Fishermans Cot

Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RW  Tel: 01884 855237
Back to top MAP Fishermans Home Page Email the Fishermans 21 Rooms Great food Wonderful Views M5 J28 River Exe
Wonderful thatched Inn with spectacular views along the river Exe. Just south of Tiverton but less than 5 miles through country lanes from Junction 28 of the M5.

Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2NT  Tel: 01274 277288
Back to top MAP Five Bells Home Page Email the Five Bells Real Fire Children's Play Area Scenic Location Listed Building M5 J28
Excellent food in a 16th Century thatched inn 3 miles from Junction 28 of the M5 which was 'moved' at the beginning of the 20th Century after objections from the local Rector.

The Fortescue

Union Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BZ  Tel: 01548 842868
Back to top MAP Great Food About 20 seconds Walk to the Sea !
Nice teefAn excellent pub in the centre of a busy yachting village. Good food and a range of beers. The pub can get very busy in the summer.

Fountain Head Inn

Branscombe, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3BG  Tel: 01297 680359
Back to top MAP Accommodation Home Brewed Ales Camra Listed Real Fire Scenic Location Listed BuildingLyme Bay Nominated by Roger Williamson
Fountain Head InnBranscombe14th Century quaint unspoilt rustic decor are all part of the charm of the Fountain Head. The ales are delivered by horse drawn dray from the Branscombe Vale Brewery. Accommodation is self catering in a cottage and apartment.

Gidleigh Park

Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8HH  Tel: 01647 432367
Back to top MAP Gidleigh ParkHome Page Email Gidleigh Park 15 Rooms Superb Food Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Scenic Location Very Comfortable Superb Grounds River Teign with 16th Century Bridge Top Quality Hotel Highly Recommended
Gidleigh ParkGidleigh ParkTop quality hotel, set in 45 acres of magnificent gardens and woodland on the North Teign River in Dartmoor National Park. The restaurant is World renowned and the setting is perfect for a very special occasion. There's open fires, timber panelling, antique furniture, croquet lawns, tennis courts and they even have their own helicopter pad !

Globe Inn

Frogmore, Nr. Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2NR  Tel: 01548 531351
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Globe InnLocated on the A379 between Kingsbridge and the coast, the Globe can be accessed at high tide by small boats on Frogmore Creek, which flows into Kingsbridge Estuary and Salcombe Harbour. Good pub food is complimented by cask ales which are superbly well kept.

The Globe

Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HR  Tel: 01392 873471
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Delightfully unspoilt 16th Century coaching inn with oak panelled walls. Popular with locals, the Elizabethan restaurant has a fine reputation for food and cask ales.

Hare & Hounds

Putts Corner, Sidbury, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0QQ  Tel: 01404 41760
Back to top MAP Real Fire Children's Play Area Scenic Location Wheelchair Access Satellite Sports 3 miles from Lyme Bay Nominated by Roger Williamson
Lovely country inn located in a rural area but only 3 miles from Lyme Bay coastline. The Hare & Hounds has a lunchtime and evening carvery and a large TV screen.

The Heathfield

Walnut Road, Honiton, Devon, EX14 8UG Tel: 01404 45321
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16th Century thatched Longhouse with a great reputation for food, less than 10 miles from the South West Coastal Path.

Highwayman's Haunt

Old Exeter Road, Chudleigh, Devon, TQ13 0DE  Tel: 01626 853250
Back to top MAP M5 J31 6 Miles from Babbacombe Bay Nominated by Steve Appleby
Welcoming inn located just off the A38 with good home cooked food. Children under 7 are not allowed in the inn.

Hope And Anchor Inn

Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, Devon , TQ7 3HQ Tel: 01548 561294
Back to top MAP Hope & Anchor Home Page Email the Hope & Anchor 3 Rooms Real Fire Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Very Picturesque South West Coastal Path Facing Bigbury Bay
913.jpg (20738 bytes)913b.jpg (22559 bytes)Very popular in summer, but then understandably so with a location overlooking the beach at Hope Cove. The ales are good and home cooked food is served.

Hungry Greyhound

Fenny Bridges, Honiton, Devon, EX14 3BJ Tel: 01404 850380
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Hungry Greyhound300 year old thatched inn, 10 miles from Junction 29 of the M5 East of Exeter. There has been an inn on the site since the 11th Century.

Hunters Inn

Heddons Mouth, Parracombe, Devon, EX31 4PY  Tel: 01598 763230
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Show us your peacockEdwardian Country House set in spectacular part of Exmoor Forest in Exmoor National Park, abundant with Peacocks.

Huntsman Inn

2 High Street, Ide, Devon, EX2 9RN Tel: 01392 72779
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Big SignUnspoilt Country pub just off the A30 West of Exeter.

Imperial Inn

28 Western Road, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9AR Tel: 01752 892269
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Delightful old village pub adorned with window boxes. Large garden with separate children's play area with playground equipment.

Jack In The Green

Rockbeare, Devon, EX5 2EE Tel: 01404 822240
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Lovely inn beside the old A30 just 5 miles east of Exeter. Beamed, open plan bar and restaurant areas serving an extensive menu with specials boards and a good wine list, complimented by excellent traditional ales.

Lighter Inn

The Quay, Topsham, Devon, EX3 OHZ Tel: 01392 875439
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Lighter InnView From the QuayHistoric 17th Century award winning former Customs house set on the quayside of the River Exe but still in the town centre. A warm welcome is is complimented by a wide ranging menu including daily caught fish specialities and a range of speciality cheeses.

The Linny

Coffinswell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SR Tel: 01803 873192
Back to top MAP The Linney Home Page Email the Linney Real Fire Children Friendly Thatched Village Antique Furniture Nominated by Ted Boucher
14th-century thatched cob walled inn in secluded village. Many small eating areas plus The Hayloft Restaurant. A mile or so off the A380 Newton Abbot-Torquay road, turn off at Aller and keep your elbows in (narrow lane) !

Masons Arms

Branscombe, Devon, EX12 3DJ Tel: 01271 680300
Back to top MAP 21 Rooms Superb Food Real Fire Camra Listed Children Friendly Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Thatched Village Wheelchair Access Short Walk to the Beach Highly Recommended
Masons ArmsIf you're looking for a Quality Inn, you won't find many better than this. Mid way between Sidmouth and Seaton, the Masons Arms is a superb example of old English inn with inglenook fireplace, superb food, great ales and a short walk from the beach. Even the table umbrellas outside are thatched ! Jack Woltynski emailed us to say this was his favourite inn in the whole universe !

Masons Arms Inn

Knowstone, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4RY Tel: 015396 341231
Back to top MAP Masons Arms Inn Home Page Accommodation Real Fire Children Friendly Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Picturesque Village Close to the Crooked Oak
Wonderful old English 13th Century thatched inn located in a conservation village. Located just off the A361 Tiverton to Barnstaple road and only 4 miles from the edge of Exmoor National Park, the Masons Arms serves great food, good ales. The accommodation is in their nearby Hunting Lodge

Mildmay Colours Inn

Holbeton, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 1NA Tel: 01752 830248
Back to top MAP Mildmay Colours Home Page Email the Mildmay Colours 8 Rooms Childrens Play Area Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Thatched Village South West Coastal Path Close to the Erme Estuary Close to the National Shire Horse Centre Featured in the Film "International Velvet" Nominated by Ian Ruskin Brown
848.JPG (22002 bytes)Lovely 17th-century village inn, named after a famous jockey, Lord Anthony Mildmay, whose portrait and colours hang in the inn. Dating back to the time of King James 1st in 1671, The Mildmay was a manor house which has had a chequered history. Surrounded by thatched cottages and rolling hills, and close to Mothecombe Beach, the food is excellent as are the cask ales.

Millbrook Inn

South Pool, Devon , TQ7 2RW Tel: 01548 531581
Back to top MAP Millbrook Inn Home Page Superb Crab Sandwiches Excellent Cask Ales CAMRA Listed Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome in Garden Lovely Village South West Coastal Path Head of South Pool Creek
918.jpg (31825 bytes)918b.jpg (51519 bytes)Excellent 16th Century village inn adorned with old banknotes and clay pipes. Located in the picture postcard village of South Pool the Inn can be reached by boat from Salcombe and is well worth the effort. Superb food (especially the crab sandwiches) and ales straight from the cask are served in what can be a busy establishment for such a rural location. The rear terrace is hardly big enough to swing a crab round but with ducks floating on the stream it is a very pleasant way to spend a lunchtime.

Mill On The Exe

Bonham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AB  Tel: 01392 214464
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Excellent quality inn overlooking the River Exe where children under 14 and mobile phones are barred.

Navy Inn

34 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LE Tel: 01752 301812
Back to top MAP Wheelchair Access South West Coastal Path Close to Sutton Harbour Plymouth Barbican Nominated by William Spiers
Very friendly inn situated in the Barbican opposite the old Fish Market. The Navy Inn offers a range of good home cooked food and a wide selection of real ales.

New Inn

High Street, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5TQ  Tel: 01237 431303
Back to top MAP New Inn Home Page 12 Rooms Delightful Location Overlooking Bideford Bay
Anyone for sledging ?17th Century inn located in the very picturesque village of Clovelly. A steep cobbled street runs down to the sea and luggage is pulled via a sledge. Clovelly has been slightly spoilt by a visitor centre at the top of the hill with a huge car park but the village still retains it's charm.

New Inn

Coleford, Crediton, Devon, EX17 5BZ  Tel: 01548 84242
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Lovely 13th Century thatched inn with a good reputation for food and a range of traditional ales.

Nobody Inn

Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7PS  Tel: 01647 252394
Back to top MAP Nobody's Home Page ! Email Nobody ! Accommodation Superb Food Excellent Cask Ales Camra Listed Real Fire Picturesque Location Wheelchair Access Peaceful Garden M5 J31 Close to the River Teign Review of the Nobody Inn Highly Recommended
Nobody Inn SignNobody InnAbsolutely superb 16th Century Inn just 6 miles from Exeter and within a short drive from Dartmoor and the Coast. Traditionally brewed beer straight from the cask, local cider, over two hundred whiskies, over seven hundred wines, fine ports and brandies and home-made mulled wine plus superb home cooked food. Named after a former owner who refused to answer the door ! but now you won't find anywhere with a warmer welcome. This is what an English Inn is all about.

Old Inn

Higher Town, Malborough, Devon, TQ7 3RL  Tel: 01548 561320
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Old InnExcellent old inn located in the middle of Malborough just over a mile from the clifftops overlooking the English Channel. The Old Inn serves well kept cask ales and an excellent wide ranging quality menu.

Passage House Inn

Ferry Road, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0JN  Tel: 01392 873653
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Passage House InnHomely inn with a nautical theme which overlooks the River Exe and serves good food including fish specials and cask ales.

Pilchard Inn

Burgh Island, Bigbury-On-Sea, Devon , TQ7 4BG Tel: 01548 810514
Back to top MAP Excellent Cask Ales Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Very Picturesque South West Coastal Path On the Beach ! Haunted Noel Coward and Agatha Christie
916.jpg (24472 bytes)916b.jpg (20738 bytes)Excellent inn dating back to 1336, found in one of England's finest locations. The Pilchard Inn is located on Burgh Island, at low tide a pleasant walk across the sandy beach but at high tide the inn is accessed by sea tractor. Originally a fishing cottage, later used by smugglers the inn is today said to be haunted. Noel Coward and Agatha Christie were also regular visitors to Burgh Island. Basic food is served but served well and the ales are very well kept.

Red Lion

The Quay, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5TF  Tel: 01237 431237
Back to top MAP Red Lion Home Page 11 Rooms Doesn't get much better than this Harbourside Setting
Great Location18th Century inn at the bottom of Clovelly's steep cobbled high street. Superb location overlooking the harbour.

Rising Sun Inn

Harbourside, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6EQ  Tel: 01257 753223
Back to top MAP Rising Sun Home Page 16 Rooms Good food Harbour Views Exquisite Garden Harbourside Setting Highly Recommended
Rising Sun14th Century Oak panelled thatched inn overlooking the harbour and with a good reputation for food. The poet Shelley is reputed to have spent his honeymoon in one of the bedrooms in the adjoining cottages. Idyllic.

Ring of Bells Inn

North Bovey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8RB  Tel: 01647 440375
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Ring of Bells Inn13th Century thatched inn located in the heart of Dartmoor set beside a tree-lined green in a remote little village is the perfect place. Excellent food and ale and real farmhouse cider.

Rock Inn

Rock Hill, Georgeham, Devon, EX33 1JW  Tel: 01271 890322
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Traditional English country pub with a wide selection of traditional 'pub games'

Royal Oak Inn

Meavy, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6PJ Tel: 01822 852944
Back to top MAP Royal Oak Home Page Email the Royal Oak Real Fire Excellent Cask Ales Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Dartmoor National Park Close to Burrator Reservoir Friendly Ghosts ! Nominated by Ian Ruskin Brown
849.JPG (24069 bytes)Dating back to 1510, the Royal Oak was formerly a brew house from as early as 1102. Owned by Burrator Parish Council and situated within Dartmoor National Park, in an idyllic location next to the village green. Named after the 800 year old village oak tree with seats which are pews from the adjacent church. Good quality food is well prepared from local produce including fish from Plymouth.

Royal Oak

Station Road, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9BE Tel: 01364 72133
Back to top MAP Royal Oak Home Page Email the Royal Oak Camra Listed Real Fires Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Dartmoor National Park Close to the River Avon Close to Buckfastleigh Abbey Nominated by Carol Doree
1071.JPG (22390 bytes)The Royal Oak is a friendly award winning pub situated on the edge of Dartmoor and easily accessed from the A38. The Royal Oak has a good reputation for food and a haven for real ale drinkers. A great place to relax in one of their comfy leather settees before setting out to discover the historic Buckfastleigh or the picture postcard village of Dartington nearby

Rugglestone Inn

Widecombe-In-The-Moor, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 7TF Tel: 01364 621327
Back to top MAP Rugglestone Inn Home Page Email the Rugglestone Excellent Cask Ales Camra Listed Real Fires Children Over 14 Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Picturesque Location Dartmoor National Park Close to the East Webburn River Close to Buckfastleigh Abbey
966.jpg (65235 bytes)966b.jpg (44902 bytes)The Rugglestone is a delightful and welcoming small inn serving excellent beer and food. The inn enjoys a secluded position just outside Widecombe, famous for its fair and the "Uncle Tom Cobbley and all" song and was converted from a farmhouse to a public house in 1832. The Rugglestone has oak beams and roaring log fires in winter

Ship Inn

Axmouth, Devon, EX12 4AF  Tel: 01297 21838
Back to top MAP The Ship Home Page Email the Ship Camra Listed Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Antique Furniture Short Walk to the Sea Nominated by Roger Williamson
Lovely village inn serving excellent cask ales and within walking distance of the sea at Seaton. The original inn dating back to the 10th Century was destroyed by fire and its' modern (1880) replacement has been in the same family since 1966.

Ship Inn

1-3 Martins Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1EY  Tel: 01392 272040
Back to top MAP M5 J30 A Mile from the Exe Estuary
16th Century inn with a strong nautical theme, rigging, tackle, knots, a figurehead, maps and ship drawings. The Ship has wood interior and pine furniture complete with beams and stone fireplace and was reputedly Sir Francis Drake's favourite tavern.

Sportsman's Inn

Exeter Road, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon, PL21 0BQ Tel: 01752 892280
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Attractive popular old coaching inn South of Dartmoor with an wide food selection.

Start Bay Inn

Torcross, Devon, TQ7 2TQ  Tel: 01548 580553
Back to top MAP aacrois.GIF (1867 bytes) Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Superb Sea Views Quite Close to the Sea !!! (Depending on the Tide !)
Can you see the sea yet ?14th Century thatched inn located in a superb setting with only the sea wall separating the inn from the beach. Cask ales are complimented by an excellent menu with fish specialities including excellent traditional 'fish & chips'.

Swan Inn

37 York Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8BY Tel: 01395 512849
Back to top MAP Real Fire Wheelchair Access Very Close to the Sea Front Nominated by Roger Williamson
Swan InnLocals pub serving good wholesome home cooked food at affordable prices. A wide range of cask ales and only 5 minutes walk to the beach.

Swans Nest

Station Road, Exminster, Devon, EX6 8DZ Tel: 01392 832371
Back to top MAP Children Welcome Big Seating ! M5 J31 Close to the Exe Estuary Nominated by DJ Poulton
Swans NestExcellent air conditioned inn serving cask ales at the end of the M5 with lots of space, filled with alcoves and semicircular leather seating. Located close to the old railway station which is now full of antiques and bric a brac.

Thurlestone Inn

Thurlestone, Nr. Kingsbridge, Devon , TQ7 3NN Tel: 01548 560382
Back to top MAP Thurlestone Inn Home Page Email the Thurlestone Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Picturesque Location South West Coastal Path A short walk from the English Channel
911.jpg (14033 bytes)Don't be fooled by the quaint village inn which appears before your eyes when approaching from the North, the Thurlestone Inn is attached to a huge hotel. However, the location is splendid and this 16th Century free house provides good service, well-kept ales and freshly prepared food.

Tower Inn

Slapton, Devon, TQ7 2PN Tel: 01548 580216
Back to top MAP Tower Inn Home Page Email the Tower Inn Accommodation Excellent Food Excellent Cask Ales Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Picturesque Village South West Coastal Path Less than a mile from Slapton Sands and Slapton Ley Highly Recommended Nominated by Andy Reynolds
Tower Inn53b.jpg (21351 bytes)Wonderful little inn dating back to 1347 in the lovely village of Slapton in Start Bay. The Tower inn was originally the cottages of the workers who built the monastic collegiate which casts its' shadow over the inn. Stone walls and low ceilings give the Tower Inn a homely atmosphere and pictures on the wall of the bar of a couple of Sir Winston Churchill's classic quotes will bring a smile to your face. Excellent quality food along with a good wine list and a range of well kept cask ales. Parking is limited but then the village is worth walking through anyway and the destination well worth it.

Tuckers Arms

Dalwood, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7EG Tel: 01872 881342
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If tourists using the A35 between Honiton and Axminster knew the Tuckers existed less than a mile from the main road - the nearby Little Chef wouldn't do any business. Skittle alley, flagstone floors and inglenook fireplace all set in a thatched inn serving real ales and excellent food.

Waterman's Arms

Bow Bridge, Ashprington, Devon,TQ9 7EG Tel: 01803 732214
Back to top MAP Watermans Home Page Email the Watermans 15 Rooms Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Scenic Location Bow Creek 
Waterman's ArmsSuperb inn located in a delightful part of England. Tucked away at the head of Bow Creek which flows into the River Dart. Well worth finding for good food and cask ales served in a warm and woody low ceilinged restaurant in a very peaceful setting. Ducks and kingfishers can be seen around the adjacent creek but if you stay at the Waterman's you may get to see the resident ghost !

Yarcombe Inn

Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9BD Tel: 01432 861676
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Yarcombe InnThatched inn dating back to the 9th Century when it was a monastery. The Yarcombe Inn gets a mention in the Domesday Book and was owned by Sir Francis Drake in 1582. Located close to the Somerset border on the old A30 London to Land's End road, the inn is fairly basic inside but serves cask ales and pub grub. There is also a shove ha'penny board.